On Being a Mother: SITS Girl in the Spotlight

By May 21, 2011May 12th, 201270 Comments

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Let’s face it.  Motherhood is not for the faint of heart.  On any given day, you can run through the entire spectrum of human emotion….at least twice.

But at the end of it all, being a mother and having that little person in your life really is a gift.

Meet Amanda from Foodnatic.  She is our SITS Girl in the Spotlight this weekend who has shared a picture of her son with us…

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Here is what she has to say about being a mother…

He’s the sunshine on my shoulders.  Don’t know what else to say.  This is my almost 14 month old son Paxton just after his morning nap.  I swear, every day is my “worst” when I wake up.  Then I hear him talking or whisper/giggling to himself in his crib and I know the day is gonna be alright.  It is weird to say, but so true…my son has saved my life from being a total waste.  He’s so sweet, kind, gentle and happy.  I wonder why he chose ME of all moms.  Watching him discover the world…trees, leaves, sand, wind….it is all very interesting.  I’m learning to see the world through his eyes, and as a photographer…lol…it is nice to see things from multiple points of view. =)

I love this. You can go say hi to Amanda and drool over her tasty posts on her blog here!

Now it’s your turn.  We’re using our Weekend Sharefest to share a post about someone special in our life. If you’ve written a post on this subject, then link it up below.  Maybe the post was about your kids, your significant other, your pet, whatever. 

Link up a post that you’ve written about someone who makes an impact on your world.

About Francesca

Francesca has an extensive background in content marketing, public relations, and social outreach. She oversees all Operations at Sway Group, including our robust metrics capabilities. Prior to joining the online world, Francesca oversaw viticulture and oenology at various wineries in both California and Italy, and managed regulatory affairs and facility approvals at the biotech company, Genentech. Francesca has been featured on CBS Sacramento and Food Blogger Pro’s podcast. She has also hosted an AMA webinar and spoken at Social Media World.


  • beautiful little boy…

  • Lady Jennie says:

    What a precious picture. Honestly, there’s not much else to say.

  • Terri says:

    Cuteness overload. And a loving mother too.

  • Anne Galivan says:

    I just have to say that your little boy is positively ADORABLE! And I totally get what I think you are trying to say in your comment about your son. I have a ton of emotional trauma stacked up in my life but every day I know that my children need me to step up and so I do. Other than salvation they are the greatest gifts God has given to me and have been my purpose for 27 years now.

  • Angie says:

    I just love seeing pictures of kids. They’re so inspiring. 🙂

  • Cristina says:

    Motherhood changes everything!!! As tough as it is some days…other days are simply the reason to be alive

  • Blond Duck says:

    My husband. 🙂

  • LOve it – he’s gorgeous!

  • Lindsay says:

    What a sweet post, and even sweet baby! It is an incredible thing to have person in your life who can ignite such passionate, fulfilling, joyous feelings in you. I love this sharefest of celebrating people who are irreplaceable, and vital to our lives!

  • What a beautiful baby! I think it’s hilarious how active of a sits girl I used to be BEFORE being pregnant or having my baby, now that I have one I hardly have time! Motherhood is the best though! 😀

  • Jen-MamaZen says:

    So sweet 🙂 I feel the exact same way about motherhood. It’s like it has made me the person I was meant to be.

  • Angela says:

    Love the picture. Adorable.

  • Deidre says:

    How sweet!

    I haven’t written a post about this yet, but I can’t keep it inside any longer! My boyfriend and I are moving in together! SQUEEEEEE.

  • Tammy says:

    Oh my, he is adorable! 🙂

  • Simone says:

    Love this idea. (And Paxton’s rosy cheeks are too sweet ♥)
    So many people I could pick, who impact my life.
    But I’ve linked up a post I did last year called “Beautiful”
    I was thinking about real beauty and what that is, inspired by two older women in my life who are sassy and gorgeous and glow with warmth and inner beauty; it challenges me and inspires me.
    I hope you’ll come by and have a read. Cos I think we are ALL beautiful women, no matter how different we are to the Magazine models 🙂

  • Nicole says:

    What a cute baby! But I don’t think anyones life is a waste if they dont procreate. Some people are destined for other things & thats ok =D

  • Kristy says:

    I love what she had to say!

  • Charlotte says:

    Awwww, what a sweet little boy he is! So cute 🙂 Congrats on your SITS day in the spotlight; hopping over to check you out now. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekened!